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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Quinta de Roriz Reserva Douro 2000
Quinta de Roriz Reserva Douro 2000
(search item no. 55383)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark purple color, huge, solid tannins, and new wood flavors make this a powerful but elegant wine. This top quality Douro red wine was made exclusively from grapes grown at Quinta de Roriz, both from the Linhares vertical plantings, trained to a bilateral cordon.

"Rich and deeply flavored, with brooding dark plum, dark chocolate and heady, spicy flavors. Almost like drinking a dry Port. Plenty of tannins in this as well, with good grip on the powerfully smoky and decadent finish. The preferred Port grape, Touriga Nacional, dominates at 45 percent of the blend."
-Wine Spectator

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About Quinta de Roriz:

Quinta de Roriz is one of the oldest and finest estates in the Douro and has been owned by the van Zeller family since 1815. Historical records show that Roriz was the very first Quinta Port to be exported and the first Quinta to establish an international reputation for the quality of its wines. During much of the 19th Century, Roriz was considered one of the greatest of Vintage Ports, and it is intended to re-establish this standing in the 21st Century.